Sex Offender Registration Removal

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Sex crimes are often punished harshly due to their lewd nature. While prison time, probation, and fines are some of the most common penalties for committing a sex crime, having to register as a sex offender is one of the most impactful. This requirement comes with many restrictions and leaves many convicted individuals wondering if they can ever have the conviction expunged from their record.

Unfortunately, most sex offenses cannot be expunged if you plead to the charge but individuals may have options in freeing themselves of that sex offender label. Other offenses that may not be expunged if you plead to the charge include:

The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have over 100 years of experience representing criminal offenders of the Greater Central Florida area. We can evaluate the facts of your case and help bring your case to the most favorable conclusion.

Sex Offender Registration

The following are some of the serious offenses that require sex offender registration:

Sex offender registration has requirements and limitations that vary from state to state. What they all have in common, however, is that they can make leading a seemingly “normal” life virtually impossible. For starters, every individual on the sex offender registry has the following posted online for the public to see:

  • Mugshots
  • Current address
  • Registered vehicle
  • Place of employment
  • Conviction details
  • Place of schooling

They’re also restricted from living within 1,000 feet of any location where children commune including school bus stops, schools, public parks, and many other locations. In some jurisdictions, sex offenders may even be rendered homeless due to residential limitations.

To ensure that they are living within their state-mandated restrictions, sex offenders must consistently report to law enforcement as well. A sex offender must notify the appropriate officials when he or she:

  • Changes addresses
  • Enrolls or gets employed at or by an institution of higher learning
  • Creates an email address
  • Changes phone numbers
  • … and much more

Convicted sex offenders who fail to register face federal charges punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Removal from Sex Offender Registry

Expungement may not be an option for sex offenders, but having their name removed from the sex offender registry is possible. Removal from the registry does not eliminate any record of the conviction, but it does free an individual from the restrictions of being a registered sex offender. A few ways to achieve removal from the sex offender registry is through:

  • Romeo and Juliet Law: Available to those who were engaged in consensual sex with an individual of at least 14 years of age and are no more than four years older than the victim.
  • Post-Conviction Relief: Overturning the conviction that incited the sex offender registration.
  • Full Pardon: Having a criminal offense forgiven

There are many other avenues of having your name removed from the sex offender registry, but they all require the legal knowledge and awareness of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Orlando Sex Crime Lawyer

The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm understand the burden of having to go through life as a registered sex offender. We also believe that everyone deserves a second chance. We can explore the options available to you based on your specific situation and provide representation and guidance throughout the entire legal process. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.